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Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis---... https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060580461/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_ilMBzbYYMAJ2B

Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis-and the People Who Pay the Price

"During his two year stay at Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau grew for himself the bulk of the food he ate – beans, especially, but also a few rows of peas, corn, turnips, and potatoes. He drank water. From this experience he learned, among other things, that it ‘cost incredibly little trouble to obtain one’s necessary food’ and that ‘a man may use as simple a diet as the animals, and yet retain health and strength.’"

Skepticism on technology: Thoreau warned that ‘modern improvements’ often have ‘an illusion about them; there is not always a positive advance…. Our inventions are want to be pretty toys, which distract us from serious things.

Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth

Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth

Ira Glass on the Secret of Success in Creative Work, Animated in Kinetic Typography

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

"An American Sickness", the new book by medical journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal, offers tips and strategies to save money at the hospital.

Did the Red Sea Part? No Evidence, Archaeologists Say | From the New York Times: “Really, it’s a myth,” Dr. Hawass said of the story of the Exodus. If they get upset, I don’t care,” Dr. Hawass said. “This is my career as an archaeologist. I should tell them the truth. If the people are upset, that is not my problem.”

Did the Red Sea Part? No Evidence, Archaeologists Say

"Lee Gutkind's essay collection, Twelve Breaths a Minute, captures the experiences of doctors, caregivers, family members, 911 dispatchers and others who have learned valuable lessons from witnessing life's final moments." via @nprnews

'Twelve Breaths': Lessons From The End Of Life

Twelve Breaths a Minute: End-of-Life Essays captures the experiences of family members, doctors, caregivers and others who have learned valuable lessons from witnessing life's final moments.

An Honest Conversation With Women Of Color About Postpartum Mood Disorders

Here's Why Postpartum Depression Is Even Harder When You're Not White

Five women talk about why it's so hard for new parents of color to get the treatment they need for postpartum depression and other mood disorders, and how to make it better.

Oliver Sacks's Best Essays and Interviews - The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/08/the-oliver-sacks-reading-list/401993/?utm_source=SFFB

The Oliver Sacks Reading List

The Oliver Sacks Reading List The neurologist leaves behind a body of work that reveals a lifetime of asking difficult questions with empathy. Oliver Sacks's Best Essays and Interviews - The Atlantic

"Old Age: A Beginner's Guide" by Michael Kinsey ... A deeply personal portrait of aging and illness by the beloved Vanity Fair columnist and founder of Slate draws on his battles with Parkinson's to trace the experiences of Baby Boomers against periods of dramatic cultural, economic and health-care changes.  Find this book here @ your Library http://hpl.iii.com/record=b1266202~S1

Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked

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